Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bird-Shaped Brooch

Date:
late 6th century
Geography:
Made in Northern France
Culture:
Frankish
Medium:
Silver-gilt, garnets with patterned foil backings; iron spring/pin
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 7/16 x 13/16 x 3/8 in. (3.6 x 2 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.192.182
Not on view
Stanislas Baron, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Greenwich, CT. Bruce Museum. "Unearthing the Allure of Gems," April 26, 2003–September 7, 2003.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 239, 352, fig. 20.24.



Related Objects

Bird-Shaped Brooch

Date: late 6th century Medium: Silver-gilt, garnets with patterned foil backings; iron spring/pin Accession: 17.192.181 On view in:Gallery 301

Horse-Shaped Brooch

Date: 6th century Medium: Silver-gilt, garnet with foil backing(?); iron spring Accession: 17.192.186 On view in:Gallery 301

Bird-Shaped Brooch

Date: 500–600 Medium: Silver-gilt, garnets, foil backings for garnets; iron spring Accession: 17.191.167 On view in:Gallery 301

Square-Headed Bow Brooch

Date: 500–600 Medium: Gilded copper alloy inlaid with niello Accession: 1985.209 On view in:Gallery 301

Miniature Square-Headed Brooch

Date: first half 6th century Medium: Silver-gilt, niello; iron pin Accession: 17.191.42 On view in:Gallery 301